Roger Federer: 5th Most Famous Athlete in the World

There has always been a debate on who is the greatest athlete or tennis player in the world. People have often argued with various points like number of titles, prize money, endorsements, fan following. But no one has ever been able to make combine all the points together to come up with data that actually gives an accurate picture. Until Now!

Ben Alamar, ESPN’s Director of sports analytics has devised a formula that combines salary and endorsements with social media following and google search popularity to create the ESPN World Fame 100 rankings.

Roger Federer is the 5th most famous athlete in the world, much ahead of Rafael Nadal who is at the 10th spot and Novak Djokovic who is at the 16th spot. The top 5 athletes include, Christiano Ronaldo at 1, LeBron James at 2, Lionel Messi at 3, Neymar at 4 and Federer at 5. It isn’t surprising given Roger Federer’s extensive and almost unbeatable records, his ginormous fan following and him being one of the most marketable players around.

Federer has won the ATP Fan Favorite Award a record 13 times in a row, Stefan Edberg sportsmanship Award a record 11 times, he has multi-million dollar endorsement deals and of course a record haul of 88 titles, including 17 Grand Slam titles. Not to forget he is the 2nd Most Respected Person in the World after Nelson Mandela. He was ranked number 1 for a record 302 weeks and he has been in the top 5 ever since.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with the ATP World Tour Champion Trophy during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena on November 25, 2009 in London, England. Federer was crowned ATP World Tour Champion for the fifth time, after becoming just the second player in the history of the ATP Rankings to regain the year-end No. 1 ranking. Federer clinched the 2009 ATP World Tour Champion title by beating Andy Murray at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on November 24. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
(Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Top 5 World Fame 100 Rankings:
1. Christiano Ronaldo
2. LeBron james
3. Lionel Messi
4. Neymar
5. Roger Federer

Here is the list of tennis players with their rankings:

No.1 Roger

This is an excellent news for Federer fans and we all hope he keeps it up! Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

9 thoughts on “Roger Federer: 5th Most Famous Athlete in the World

  • This article made me just so happy !! Keep it up Roger !!!

  • To me, Rogers is the No. 1. My biggest, biggest dream is to meet him one day.

    • I wish your dream will come true very soon.God bless you Susana 🙂

  • roger top forever.bcoz tennis toughest game than football, one man show career

    • mm

      True. One Man Army and People’s Champion 🙂

  • Definitely made my day!!! RF will always be my #1
    FRF Forever Roger Federer ❤️❤️❤️

  • Roger has always and will always be my NO 1. He is the reason I watch tennis. I am housebound due to disability, Can’t wait to watch him play again.

    • Wow! Roger is an inspiration to all. Its very heartening to know of your condition Minnie, thank you for your comment. We hope that you get to see Roger win Wimbledon and and many more such titles which will make you immensely happy. 🙂 It will make us happy too! We FedFans love him so much! 🙂


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